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Old 03-10-2011, 11:40 PM
 
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Hello,
After college I would like to work for a little while on a shrimp boat. Does anyone know what my first step would be? I don't know anyone in the industry. Is there a website where captains post is they need/want a deckhand?
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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Go to Port Isabel Texas...they usually advertise for shrimpers to help out
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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highly suggest you learn some Spanish.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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highly suggest you learn some Spanish.
Actually, Vietnamese would probably be better.

In any case, good luck to the OP. Lot of shrimpers are family driven businesses and tough to break into.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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HEB has their own shrimp boats from what I understand, but I have no idea how you would get a job on one of them. Here's a link to the careers section of their website: Career and Job Opportunities - HEB.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There is a huge shrimping fleet based in Aransas Pass, TX. And many harbored in the Rockport, Fulton area. Good places to start.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I was going to say the same thing CptnRn said. Excellent areas. Also the T-Heads in Corpus Christi might yield some results. Of course, do look along in all areas that border the Gulf.


Ian
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:46 PM
 
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I was going to say the same thing CptnRn said. Excellent areas. Also the T-Heads in Corpus Christi might yield some results. Of course, do look along in all areas that border the Gulf.


Ian
well i'll be coming from CA. I don't know anyone in TX, so iwas hoping to contact someone via email or phone, but idk how.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass is big on shrimping
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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shrimpers in port isabel usually do their hiring at the begining of the year. i think they ask for 1-3 years of experience on the water. texas workforce usually helps out with the hiring. workintexas.com is where i would suggest looking.
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